Sunday, January 4, 2009

"Not me!" Monday

I did NOT mutter my stress/crisis mantra, "I will survive this day. I will survive this day. I will survive this day.", while my children acted like whirling dervishes in the crowded checkout area in T@rget. I did NOT receive alarmed stares from others as they heard me.

I did NOT eat a cookie while looking up info on a weight loss website. I am NOT eating another cookie right now.

I did NOT tell an irrational and sleepy 2 year old that if he didn't use his indoor voice he'd have to go outside. I definitely did NOT do this at 2:30 AM when it was frigid outside. I definitely did NOT go outside with him twice in in the middle of the night an effort to snap him out of his 2 hour long hysterics.

I did NOT sit on my butt and read in bed while Scott took the boys out one morning this week. I would NOT have done that when I had (and still have) 153,872 things I should have been doing.

I did NOT roll my eyes and hang my head in the grocery store while trying to explain to Jack for the 34 time what a demolition derby was (as he recently saw one in a Herbie movie). I did NOT get weird stares from others as I explained that some grownups think crashing their cars is fun but it's not a safe thing to do.

I did NOT let Logan eat yogurt while peeing in an effort to help along our potty training. That would have been disgusting!

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  1. You are so funny. We could totally hang out...if we didn't live across the country from each other. I find myself saying that often...i will survive. Just in general. LOl

  2. Okay taking the little one out at 2am cracks me up. I would totally do something like that. Great list.

  3. I'm totally sure that you DIDN'T do any of those things but you would be totally justified is you HAD! Shopping with Emma has become QUITE the experience, more so than any other child of mine-- and that's saying a lot since she's the youngest of my 6 kids!

  4. I love the Target checkout one! That was awesome. Sometimes, it is just about survival, right?
    Great list!

  5. I never ever read when I should be doing other things! :P

  6. Great list! I loved it. I get weird stares from people when I am explaining weird things to my kids, too. Good for you for getting to have some alone time reading in bed!!

  7. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my family blog. I loved getting your comments. Be sure to stop by my other blog for my Not Me! post

  8. Gee, I have got to start doing the Not Me Mondays!! I have loved your past few posts on Mondays (and the other days too!).

    Finally getting caught up on my reading since being out of town.

    Have a great week!!!

  9. Found your blog through MckMama & Mr. Linky and enjoyed reading it very much!

  10. Ohmygoodness....i have totally looked up weightloss info with cookies in my mouth! You are too funny ! Okay, totally unrelated: how did you get your blog template to say X People Actually Read This and Had Something to Say? I'd love to change mine but don't know how...


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